Oslo-based architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this cabin in rural Norway. Cabin Ustaoset’s interior walls floors and ceilings are clad in pinewood. While the stark impact of the pinewood is quite striking it nevertheless emphasises a homey sheltered feel. One can imagine curling up inside during one of Norway’s harsh winters.
On the other side of the TV wall is another small informal relaxation space along with custom shelving a small kitchen dining area and home office zone. Each and every room of the house embraces minimalism with a dash of inviting warmth even as clever change in flooring and lighting delineates spaces without visual fragmentation.
It is the new dining area kitchen and the long extension that becomes the social zone of the Glasshouse and sliding pocket doors were used sensibly throughout the residence to delineate space whenever needed. Modern lighting fixtures contemporary décor neutral color palette and warmth of Eucalyptus wood put the final touches on a makeover that is all about glass.
It is this blank canvas that has been used creatively to combine comfortable modern décor carefully selected Mid-century accents and a few curated woodsy furniture pieces. The result is a smart inviting and chic home where functionality and aesthetics go hand-in-hand.
The land around the house is used for active agrarian purpose and hence the farmhouse itself needed to be a blend of the right aesthetics and functionality. With stunning views of the distant mountains wonderful scenery and Lake Massawippi playing a pivotal role in shaping the orientation of the three buildings of the farmhouse and the placement of windows life here is definitely a visual treat!
This contemporary residence in Taipei City moves away from this mundane approach to living room design thanks to the creative folk Alfonso Ideas. The open minimal and inviting living area of this small residence has been divided into two different parts using an internal wall and yet one space effortlessly flows into the next.
This part of the project was designed keeping in mind the needs of one of the clients who is an artist and an art collector. This clever placement of individual units creates a central courtyard which brings the outdoors inside.